MyLife Cambridge, a local home care and companionship provider, has appointed a new manager to enhance and expand its breadth of services, recruit a fresh wave of compassionate care assistants and grow the business by attracting new clients living in the city and beyond.
Karen Nash, 52, who lives in Hemingford Abbots, is a care professional with over two decades of experience in the industry. Most recently she was a senior manager at another leading domiciliary care provider, where she spent six years, but has also held positions at various care companies and nursing agencies.
“I am beyond excited to join MyLife’s fantastic team and take the reins at Cambridge,” says Karen. “The branch received a ‘Good’ rating in its last CQC inspection and we are seeking to build on this by striving to deliver the highest quality of care possible to vulnerable people residing in the local area. Firstly though, I am taking the time to personally visit each of our existing clients to establish a connection, as well as understand their care needs.”
Karen is now responsible for all aspects of management at MyLife Cambridge and will ensure the branch is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led; all categories of inspection under the CQC. She has a wealth of qualifications to her name, including a Diploma in Management and NVQ Level 4, Health and Social Care. Her long experience will stand her in good stead in her new role.
Karen continues: “I was attracted to MyLife Cambridge because of its local reputation as an outstanding home care provider, but also because it supports a wide range of vulnerable clients including older people and the less able. It also offers live-in care, which is a relatively new area for me. I see this as an exciting opportunity to learn and develop myself professionally. The team has been extremely welcoming, and although recruiting in the care sector is always a challenge, it is one I am grasping with both hands.”